About July 1

July 1, 2021 is the 182nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 215 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 1: More About This Day

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

What Happened On July 1

  • 1097
    Battle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders led by Prince Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army led by Sultan Kilij Arslan I.
  • 1782
    American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • 1855
    Signing of the Quinault Treaty: the Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States.
  • 1870
    The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
  • 1873
    Prince Edward Island joins the Canadian Confederation.
  • 1881
    The world’s first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
  • 1911
    Germany despatched the gunship Panther to Morocco, sparking the Agadir Crisis.
  • 1916
    World War I: First day on the Somme – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
  • 1921
    The Communist Party of China is founded.
  • 1935
    Grant Park Music Festival begins its tradition of free summer symphonic music concert series in Chicago‘s Grant Park, which continues as the United States’only annual free outdoor classical music concert series.
  • 1942
    The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of Income Tax in Australia as the State Income Tax is abolished.
  • 1947
    The Philippine Air Force is established.
  • 1958
    Flooding of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway begins.
  • 1966
    The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1968
    The CIA’s Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 1980
    O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 2003
    Over 500,000 people protested against efforts to pass anti-sedition legislation in Hong Kong.
  • 2004
    Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • 2007
    Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.

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